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From: Robert Robbins <rrobbins@gdb.org>
Date: Wed, 26 Jul 1995 23:10:39 -0400 (EDT)
To: WWW-Talk <www-talk@www10.w3.org>
Cc: Robert Robbins <rrobbins@gdb.org>
Message-Id: <Pine.3.07.9507262352.H1882-a100000@dev.gdb.org>

On Wed, 26 Jul 95 22:52:57 EDT, www-talk-request@w3.org wrote..

> In short, failing to endorse a session-id proposal won't save the Net
> from the problems of having session ID's --- rather, it will force
> people to create forms of session-id which you can't regulate, as
> such, because at the protocol level it's pretending to be something
> diafferent.

This is one of the most cogent points made in this debate.  Market
pressures demand session-IDs, both for maintaintianing states and for user
tracking.  Either session-ID capability will be implemented sensibly or it
won't, but in no case will its emergence be prevented...
Received on Wednesday, 26 July 1995 23:12:40 UTC

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